Eozoic

E`o*zo"ic

(?), a. [See Eozon.] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to rocks or strata older than the Paleozoic, in many of which the eozon has been found.
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This term has been proposed for the strata formerly called Azoic, and is preferred especially by those geologists who regard the eozon as of organic origin. See Archan.
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E`o*zo"n

(?), n.;
pl. Eozons (#), L. Eozoa (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. 'hw`s dawn + zw^,on an animal.] (Paleon.) A peculiar structure found in the Archan limestones of Canada and other regions. By some geologists it is believed to be a species of gigantic Foraminifera, but others consider it a concretion, without organic structure.
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